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Flyweight (≤58 kilograms), Men

Date20 August 2008
StatusOlympic
LocationBeijing Keji Daxue Tiyuguan, Beijing
Participants16 from 16 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament. All fighters losing to the finalists in each pool advance to repêchage tournament for the bronze medal.

The favorites were the defending champion Chu Mu-Yen of Chinese Taipei, and 2007 World Champion Juan Antonio Ramos of Spain. But they were both defeated by Yulis Mercedes of the Dominican Republic, the 2007 Pan American Games champion, who made his way to the final, where he met his close friend, Mexico’s Guillermo Pérez, silver medalist at the 2007 Worlds. The final match went to overtime, and after a scoreless overtime, Pérez was awarded the gold medal by superiority, which was the first Mexican gold medal at the Olympics since 1984.

One bronze medal was historic when it went to Afghanistan’s Rohullah Nikpai, the first ever Olympic medal for his country. Nikpai noted, “I hope this will send a message of peace to my country after 30 years of war. I won the medal for my country.”

PosNrFighterNOC
176Guillermo PérezMEXGold
270Gabriel MercedesDOMSilver
=380Chu Mu-YenTPEBronze
=365Rohullah NikpaiAFGBronze
=579Chutchawan KhaolaorTHA
=571Juan Antonio RamosESP
=772Michael HarveyGBR
=778Pedro PóvoaPOR
=966Ryan CarneliAUS
=969Márcio WenceslauBRA
=1177Tshomlee GoPHI
=1168Alfonso MartinezBIZ
=1174Reza NaderianIRI
=1167M. A. Jean Moloise OgoudjobiBEN
=1173Levent TuncatGER
=1175Dickson WamwiriKEN

Round One (20 August 2008 — 11:00)

Winner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.

Match #1 Guillermo PérezMEX Michael HarveyGBR Final Score (3 - 2)
Match #2 Rohullah NikpaiAFG Levent TuncatGER Final Score (4 - 3)
Match #3 Chutchawan KhaolaorTHA M. A. Jean Moloise OgoudjobiBEN Final Score (4 - 2)
Match #4 Ryan CarneliAUS Tshomlee GoPHI Final Score (1 - 0)
Match #5 Chu Mu-YenTPE Dickson WamwiriKEN Final Score (7 - 0)
Match #6 Gabriel MercedesDOM Pedro PóvoaPOR Final Score (3 - 0)
Match #7 Juan Antonio RamosESP Alfonso MartinezBIZ Final Score (2 - 1)
Match #8 Márcio WenceslauBRA Reza NaderianIRI Final Score (2 - 1)

Quarter-Finals (20 August 2008 — 16:00)

Winner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.

Match #1 Guillermo PérezMEX Rohullah NikpaiAFG Final Score (2 - 1)
Match #2 Chutchawan KhaolaorTHA Ryan CarneliAUS Final Score (2 - 0)
Match #3 Gabriel MercedesDOM Chu Mu-YenTPE Final Score (3 - 2)
Match #4 Juan Antonio RamosESP Márcio WenceslauBRA Final Score (3 - 2)

Semi-Finals (20 August 2008 — 17:30)

Winner of each match advanced to the final round.

Match #1 Guillermo PérezMEX Chutchawan KhaolaorTHA Final Score (3 - 1)
Match #2 Gabriel MercedesDOM Juan Antonio RamosESP Final Score (3 - 2)

Repêchage Round One (20 August 2008 — 18:30)

Winner of each match advanced to the bronze medal match.

Match #1 Chutchawan KhaolaorTHA Bye
Match #2 Chu Mu-YenTPE Pedro PóvoaPOR Final Score (1 - -1)
Match #3 Rohullah NikpaiAFG Michael HarveyGBR Final Score (2 - 1)
Match #4 Juan Antonio RamosESP Bye

Bronze Medal Matches (20 August 2008 — 19:30)

Match #1 Chu Mu-YenTPE Chutchawan KhaolaorTHA Final Score (4 - 2)
Match #2 Rohullah NikpaiAFG Juan Antonio RamosESP Final Score (4 - 1)

Final Round (20 August 2008 — 20:15)

Match 1/2 Guillermo PérezMEX Gabriel MercedesDOM Superiority (1 - 1)